Have you travelled with the kids on Via Rail before? We did a few years ago (you can read about it here) to get to a ballgame and loved it. Andy and I have always been huge fans of train travel, and used to take the train a lot when going to Toronto or Windsor before kids. But with a family of four, train travel isn’t always affordable, depending on the time of year.
When we went with the kids years ago, we got four tickets for an amazing price. That’s why I was excited to see that Via Rail is offering tickets for kids for $15, one way (ages 2-11). That means that both my kids can travel for about $60 round trip, and we just need to keep an eye out for an amazing deal for Andy and I and the four of us could go! Heads up: Children 24 months old and younger are free (if they don’t use a seat). Plus, kids travelling on Via Rail will receive an activity book as part of the Choo Choo club! There are some conditions (like travel dates) but it may be worth looking into for your next trip.
Depending on where we travel, having a car is best, but some locations, like downtown Toronto, or even Windsor where we have family, doesn’t require us to have a car.
So this summer, we’ll be keeping an eye out for some great seat sales and maybe we’ll be taking the train again!